DEEP FRIED ZINE MPLS #11, $1, 5½” x 8½”, 24 pgs.

What we have here is a crispy, yumbo treat from the northern Midwest. The hungry people at Deep Fried Zine MPLS batter up another steamy batch of fast food news and rock and roll interviews. What’s in the happy meal? We got a story on a family that protested outside a Mickey D’s to get that McRib back. We got food-related interviews with groups like Fiji 13, Monica LaPlante, and Real Numbers. You want to know how many burgers Real Numbers ate on tour? We got that. How many hot slices? We got that as well. We got a lot more of those McRibby moments, too. The columnists contemplate the fake butter fad of the ‘90s, give a description of a flashlight that can withstand a deep fryer, and fondly recall the time KFC dressed up Colonel Sanders as a professional wrestler and had him dropkick a chicken. Okay, so this is a really silly zine. But it only costs a dollar. I dig it. And I’m not saying I’d eat the whole thing, but ah what the hell; if it’s Friday, then well yeah, I’d give it a lick.  –Jim Joyce (Deep Fried Zine MPLS, 2901 Yosemite Ave. South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416)